I asked because it was weird. They're both kinda far from each other in terms of performance. I thought it was strange of u to group up a soft taco with a cheesy gordita crunch. They're kinda in different leagues.I don't have big HP goals, or really push the car much. Compared to many, I'm actually a pretty timid driver. And I don't feel the need to squeeze every last little bit of power out of it.
I've read too many horror stories about the Sheunk IS38+ to consider that.
The HPA IS38+ would be a consideration if I was planning on pushing it and running an E blend, but it's just going to be on pump 93. Which the OEM IS38 handles fine (see every MK7 Golf R for an example).
The TPC20. Considered it at one point, but yeah... You've read the threads lol.
EQT Vortex XL. Way too big for me.
I know Littco has some options, but I really haven't looked into them too too much.
I think for what I want, just a snappy every day driver, those are two of the best options, and leaning on just splurging on the Vortex.
And yeah. Extra maintenance never hurt. VW recommends every 40k on the DQ250, but since I have the TCU tune on it, halfing that is probably a good thing.
I think the lack of a goal is what's blocking your decision though. But it's ok to not have a goal. Take your time with it. Either way you go it's not cheap.
I swap my engine oil every 2k miles cuz the 0w20 + the abuse I put the car through freaks me out. 2k miles for me is about 4-7 months though. I'm planning on swapping the dsg and lsd oil in November. After I track it a few times.